Gay Divorce: Thoughts on the Legal Regulation of Marriage
Article first published online: 9 JAN 2009
2007 by Hypatia, Inc.
Special Issue: Writing Against Heterosexism
Volume 22, Issue 1, pages 24–38, February 2007
How to Cite
CARD, C. (2007), Gay Divorce: Thoughts on the Legal Regulation of Marriage. Hypatia, 22: 24–38. doi: 10.1111/j.1527-2001.2007.tb01147.x
- Issue published online: 9 JAN 2009
- Article first published online: 9 JAN 2009
Although the exclusion of LGBTs from the rites and rights of marriage is arbitrary and unjust, the legal institution of marriage is itself so riddled with injustice that it would be better to create alternative forms of durable intimate partnership that do not invoke the power of the state. Card's essay develops a case for this position, taking up an injustice sufficiently serious to constitute an evil: the sheltering of domestic violence.